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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 00:40
animesh23 wrote:
Hi.

I am applying for Haas EWMBA.
I know I don't have to enroll for the prerequisite course to apply, but does it provides any advantage?

There are two requirements:

1- Statistics prerequisite:
Data decision online workshop: Anyone has an idea how much does it cost. Is it wiser to enroll in a classroom program at some other nearby university?
2- Mathematics perquisite:
If your profile speaks of your mathematics skills, do you still need a recent coursework completed? What I get from the website is, based on your profile you might be asked to take this mathematics prerequisite. Is it true?

Thanks to you all.


You can either take a statistics course at a local community college or during one of the statistic workshops after you're admitted. If you're concerned about a low undergrad GPA or lack of quantitative background, completing the class prior to application submission will only help. As for the Mathematics prerequisite, if you score a 47+ in quant. on the GMAT you're covered. Just an FYI, the Berkeley Statistics workshop is considerably more challenging (and applicable for future MBA courses) and expensive than what you would take at a local community college.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 07:05
Congratulation to everyone who got the interview invite.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 04:07
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Hello everyone!

Long time lurker here. Just applied to Haas through the Consortium. Is anyone else going this route?


I just submitted my Consortium application as well. Good luck!
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 12:00
Thanks for the feedback! It seems like the interview invitations have been slow to come out, at least based on GC user data. Eagerly awaiting that interview invitation e-mail!
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 11:47
Has anyone who submitted their application on Oct 19th or 20th received an invite to interview?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 15:32
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Has anyone who submitted their application on Oct 19th or 20th received an invite to interview?


Or the 17th, 24th, 13th, or 21st.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 20:12
Submitted first week of October and still eagerly waiting for response.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 02:34
Applying for R2 - lets hope I make it in time.

Danish/Australian. Design / Project Management / Venture background. GMAT 730, Q47, V45. GPA 3.53 - Major: Theater

My biggest worry is that my Quant score is relatively low for Berkeley and my major not being quant focussed makes this worse (though I did take lots of math, engineering and business/finance classes). Any suggestions/words of advice very welcome.

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 10:37
Btw I am having trouble finding the questions asked of recommenders. Are they the same as last year? Am I somehow missing it on the post info, or does someone know where I can find out?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 08:52
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Btw I am having trouble finding the questions asked of recommenders. Are they the same as last year? Am I somehow missing it on the post info, or does someone know where I can find out?
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You can download the sample recommendation form that also contains the questions from the website.

http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/LOR2013.pdf
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 16:27
Just received an invite! Submitted a day or two before the deadline.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 16:38
My status description recently changed to:
"Your application for admission to the Berkeley Full-time MBA Program is under review by the Admissions Committee. You will be contacted at the decision deadline to see your final admissions decision. "
Does anyone who has received an interview invitation know the average time this status remained so before they received invitations?

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 17:05
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My status description recently changed to:
"Your application for admission to the Berkeley Full-time MBA Program is under review by the Admissions Committee. You will be contacted at the decision deadline to see your final admissions decision. "
Does anyone who has received an interview invitation know the average time this status remained so before they received invitations?

Thanks.


My status changed within a week or two of submission. I don't think the switch date matters that much.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2012, 05:21
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2012, 08:39
Invited to interview.

Submitted: October 17
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2012, 00:38
I'm applying for R2 (Nov 29th). I gave TOEFL iBT on 16th this month and obviously haven't received my scores yet. The online application does not let me enter just the test date and leave the scores as blank, even though the instructions at the top seem to say otherwise.

"If you have recently taken the TOEFL/IELTS and your scores are not yet available, enter the date of the test and leave the score areas blank."

Has anyone else been in such situation? If yes, is there is a recommended course of action (enter 0s for all the scores)?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2012, 01:01
MoKi wrote:
I'm applying for R2 (Nov 29th). I gave TOEFL iBT on 16th this month and obviously haven't received my scores yet. The online application does not let me enter just the test date and leave the scores as blank, even though the instructions at the top seem to say otherwise.

"If you have recently taken the TOEFL/IELTS and your scores are not yet available, enter the date of the test and leave the score areas blank."

Has anyone else been in such situation? If yes, is there is a recommended course of action (enter 0s for all the scores)?


Have you tried using a different browser?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2012, 01:26
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Have you tried using a different browser?


Tried IE and Firefox with no luck. Anything in particular you would recommend? :)

If nothing else works, I'll drop in a mail to adcom tomorrow, although I may have to wait until monday to get a response.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2012, 02:07
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Tried IE and Firefox with no luck. Anything in particular you would recommend? :)

If nothing else works, I'll drop in a mail to adcom tomorrow, although I may have to wait until monday to get a response.


If you tried those two then it's probably a different problem. (I had problems uploading files into the online app with Firefox, IE however worked.)
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2012, 11:33
MoKi wrote:
GPT55 wrote:
Have you tried using a different browser?


Tried IE and Firefox with no luck. Anything in particular you would recommend? :)

If nothing else works, I'll drop in a mail to adcom tomorrow, although I may have to wait until monday to get a response.


If I'm in your position I would just put in zeros in there, I don't think it's something that will break or make your application. I have just submitted for R2 too myself, best of luck for all of us! :-D
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